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A great report on tax injustice from the ABI at prayer.

It’s a good and timely report and its analysis of inequality is excellent. But it is only addressing a quarter of the Government’s incentives bill and the solution it models is a lot more painful to the mass-affluent than the report implies Continue reading

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Treasury flies a pension kite on a stormy weekend

For as long as I’ve been advising on pensions, the weeks running up to the budget have been filled with rumours of draconian reductions in the subsidies available to the rich to featherbed their retirement. This FT story has the … Continue reading

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Tom McPhail – “the Thunderer’s thunderer” #pensions #tax #relief

Sir, The government should abandon its attempts to find a quick fix to the pension allowance taper problem affecting high earners including doctors and judges (“Pension tax windfall for top earners”, Jan 16, and letter, Jan 17). The pension tax … Continue reading

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A pension tax- relief debate (beats Love Island any Sunday)

While the nation was working out Dancing on Ice and the new #loveisland line-up,  I was engaged in an intellectual arm-wrestle with amongst others, Mike Otsuka, John Ralfe, Sam Pickford, Steve Bee and (in the stands) Ros Altmann. The topic, … Continue reading

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Pension tax-relief – a fact based argument for change.

  The change I am suggesting would turn pension taxation on its head, it would mean pension contributions would be taxed at more than 60% for high earners but that the lowest earners would be exempt from pension taxation.  Pension … Continue reading

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What “fair pensions” might mean in the next five years.

  Jim Coney writing in the Times , explains his thinking on pensions tax-relief. He is right to point to the likelihood of major reform of the current system within the next 5 years. If the Conservatives are going to … Continue reading

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Pension tax transparency a long way off

    The malaise  with pension taxation goes much deeper than the immediate symptoms, the complexity of the Annual and Lifetime allowances, the obscurity of the money purchase annual allowance and the perversity of the running both net pay and … Continue reading

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For everyone’s sake – let’s sort pension savings incentives this budget.

    Diversity is about including and it’s so important to pensions that we now have a minister of pensions and financial inclusion. A big part of the minister’s job is to create diversity – including not just men and … Continue reading

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Pension paralysis over the net-pay rip off.

I won’t bore you with a list, but there are 31 blogs on this site dealing with various aspects of the net-pay rip-off which is denying hundreds of thousands of low-paid people the incentive promised them by HMRC for contributing … Continue reading

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Too late Chancellor – that ship has sailed!

  If I were a cynical editor looking for a story to focus on, I would look no further than speculation on the autumn statement. Yesterday the Telegraph floated a story, purportedly a leak from #10, that the Chancellor was … Continue reading

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